Saturday, March 19th, 2011 at 4:26 pm  |  18 responses

Cops Tackle Knife-Wielding Man at Staples Center

An intruder ran on to the court with a knife before this afternoon’s Cavs/Clips game. The police were able to control the situation without anyone getting hurt: “Police engaged in a roughly 20-minute standoff Saturday afternoon with a knife-wielding man on the floor of Los Angeles’ Staples Center, where the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers were set to play later in the day. Police tried to convince the man to drop the knife, but eventually tackled and apprehended the man after the faceoff on the court near the visitors’ bench area. Some spectators for the early afternoon game, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. local time, had begun filing into the arena, but were evacuated once the standoff started. The players were confined to their locker rooms.”

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  • http://sfdjklf.com Jukai

    He was pissed Blake Griffin won the dunk contest with such a tacky-ass dunk.

  • JTaylor21

    He was pissed that he spent his hard working money on a clips/cavs game.

  • http://www.slamoline.com Max

    Lebron really made people angry….

  • Heals

    Sadly I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often at sporting events…

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    It was Baron Davis stuck in a glass case of emotion.

  • gsantner

    He was actually trying to kill himself for buying tickets to that game.

  • doyouwantmore

    He was pissed that he was Donald Sterling.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    He was pissed at Donald Sterling.

  • bassbesteck

    so, did ronron get out of police arrest in time for lakers practice?

  • SpursFan

    Dammit dad.

  • ClydeSays

    If he was going after Sterling, the cops should have looked the other way…

  • gregor

    Anton wins.

  • JMac

    he was pissed when he remembered LeBron left for South Beach, and he had the different Los Angeles team to watch

  • sounddust

    Should have sent someone in a giant Griffin suit after him.


    Turns out the knife-weilding man was Billy Crystal off his meds. smh

  • http://360special.blogspot.com dev0

    20 minutes? it should have taken 20 seconds, he was just one guy with a knife

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  • MikeC.

    They should have just left the guy alone. Maybe he was trying to off Sterling.